Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Do you ever have such a crazy day ahead of you, that you absolutely know there is no time for dinner? Yep! That’s me….a lot of the time! Usually, we head straight for a pizza, quick sandwich or even breakfast for dinner. My crock-pot pretty much sits quietly on a shelf in my pantry, but I had to pull that bad boy out for an emergency this weekend.

My kids are somewhat picky eaters and have a limited menu of what they will eat and actually enjoy. They both love taco night and can pretty much eat chicken any day of the week. So I thought, why not combine the two?

Let me just say, this was the easiest, no-fuss meal to prepare and will definately be happening more in my home.

When the kids leave a clean plate, you totally score!

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos


  • 1 – 2 pounds of chicken breast
  • 1 (1.25 oz.) packet of low sodium Taco Seasoning*
  • 1 Jar of your favorite salsa
  • Tortillas or Taco Shells

Garnish (Optional)

  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Avocado Slices or Guacamole
  • Sour Cream
  • Mild or Hot Sauce

Side Dish (Optional)

  • White Rice
  • Black Beans
  • Corn


  1. Place chicken in the bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle low sodium taco seasoning over chicken.
  3. Pour salsa over chicken.
  4. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.*
  5. Shred chicken with two forks and stir to evenly distribute your seasonings and salsa.
  6. Serve immediately.
  7. Enjoy!

* Use a low sodium Taco Seasoning such as Mc Cormick

* Slow Cooker cooking times may vary. Newer slow cookers tend to cook a bit faster than older models.